Sunday, August 12, 2012

< V > TOEFL Vocabulary (46)

Veritable, adjective 
authentic, bona fide, genuine, indubitable, real, sure-enough, true, undoubted 
For example, you can use veritable to emphasize the size, amount, or nature of something.  
There was a veritable army of security guards.

Anthropology, noun (anthropological)  
For example, anthropology is the scientific study of people, society, and culture.  
My major is Anthropology. 

Fascinate, verb (fascinates, fascinating, fascinated, fascination) 
grip, hold, mesmerize, spellbind, enthrall
For example, if something fascinates you, it interests and delights you so much that your
thoughts tend to concentrate on it.  
Politics fascinated Franklin’s father.

Belongings, noun 
effects, goods, movables, things, possessions
For example, your belongings are the things that you own, especially things that are small 
enough to be carried.  
I collected my belongings and left.

Lease, noun (leases, leasing, leased) 
hire, charter, let, rent
For example, a lease is a legal agreement by which the owner of a building, a piece of land, 
or a car allows someone else to use it for a period of time in return for money.  
We’ve taken out a lease on an office building.  (take out a lease = sign a lease so that 
you can rent something)

Eviction, noun (evictions) 
kicks out
For example, eviction is the act or process of officially forcing someone to leave a house or 
piece of land.  
He was facing eviction, along with his wife and family.

Along with, preposition
For example, you use along with to mention someone or something else that is also 
involved in an action or situation.  
He was facing eviction, along with his wife and family.

Vacate, verb (vacates, vacating, vacated) 
abandon, give up, part (with or from), relinquish, leave, quit
For example, if you vacate a place or a job, you leave it or give it up, making it available for
another person.  
He vacated the apartment and went to stay with an uncle.

Analyze, verb (analyzes, analyzing, analyzed) 
divide, part, separate, assort, classify, pigeonhole, examine, inspect, investigate, scrutinize
For example, if you analyze something, you consider it carefully or use statistical methods
in order to fully understand it.  
This book teaches you how to analyze what is causing the stress in your life.

Term (in terms of), prepositional phrase  
If you explain or judge something in terms of a particular fact or event, you are only 
interested in its connection with that fact or event.  
US foreign policy tended to see everything in terms of the Vietnam War. 

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